A welcome letter from PTA President, Kathleen Blaine
Hello Highlands Families!
On behalf of the Highlands PTA, as your PTA President, I want to be the first to welcome you to our school and the community! My name is Kathleen Blaine and I have three children, my oldest son is a 2017 graduate of Highlands, my daughter is a first grader and my youngest son will attend Highlands next fall. I am thrilled to once again be the PTA President and look forward to the many years ahead lending a hand contributing to the numerous events here at our school.
The past few years have been different than anything we’ve ever experienced, let alone imagined. However, I believe that during the 2021-2022 school year, our special community really pulled together and proved how strong and successful we can be when we work together as one big family! We accomplished so much more than we thought possible coming back to school 100% in-person and were able to slowly get back into the normal rhythm of things.
This year, we are passionate about our PTA goal of coming together to make this year bigger, better and more successful than any other year in recent memory. Our Highlands PTA is a non-profit organization run completely on the support of parent volunteers and donations. We are asking that you help us facilitate that goal by supporting us in the numerous ways we as a PTA, foster the Highlands Hawks spirit and success. One of the fastest and easiest ways to do that, is by donating to the Dollar a Day Fund and joining the PTA. Beyond these options, there are countless ways that you can support the school and PTA by becoming a volunteer and helping on campus during events or in classrooms, as needed.
The PTA is also focused on improving and enhancing communication and teamwork as we believe that consistent and timely communication between those involved in our childrens’ lives is so important. To help keep the lines of communication wide open, we encourage every family to join the Konstella app, (use invitation code QS4QBC to join!) to stay in the loop. If you have any questions about Konstella, I’m your girl – just shoot me an email and I can get you set up.
Another way to stay in the loop is to attend our monthly PTA meetings held on the second Thursday of each month. The agenda usually includes things like principal and teacher reports, current PTA business and the opportunity for new business (concerns/questions) to be addressed. The meetings are both open and informative AND fun!
We love that Highlands has such a rich history, with many generations of families attending Highlands Elementary School over the years. Let’s stay connected and continue the tradition of providing the best learning environment to support our kids and their future success. With your participation and support, I know we will make it happen!
Read more about how to join our Hawk Flock here. Can’t wait to see you at one (or ALL) of our General Association PTA Meetings: